Mark Harrison

Mark is a writer from Middlesbrough, who once drunkenly tried (and failed) to pitch a film about his hometown to a director from Pixar. Fortunately, he also has several other projects on the boil, including feature film scripts, and writing and performing comedy sketches with Cheap Craic. His writing for Den Of Geek is largely either about Doctor Who, or the question "What does Hollywood think it's playing at?" Mark also reviews new cinema releases and TV shows at The Mad Prophet.

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Recent articles by Mark Harrison

August: Osage County review

Mark Harrison Review Jan 24, 2014

This adaptation of a Tracy Letts play desperately wants some awards, but if Mark has anything to do with it, it won't get them...

Community season 5 episode 5 review: Geothermal Escapism

Mark Harrison Review Jan 24, 2014

It's time for one of Greendale's traditional 'last man standing' games as Community says goodbye to one of its students...

Community season 5 episode 4 review: Cooperative Polygraphy

Mark Harrison Review Jan 17, 2014

Community bids adieu to not one, but two main characters in this week's hugely entertaining episode...

The 10 underrated film performances of 2013

Mark Harrison Top 10 Jan 6, 2014

As ever, some spectacular performances were overlooked in last year's rush of movie releases. Here's Mark's pick of the most underrated...

American Hustle review

Mark Harrison Review Jan 3, 2014

Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence assemble for American Hustle. Here's Mark's review of David O Russell's comedy drama...

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones review

Mark Harrison Review Jan 3, 2014

More spookiness occurs in a spin-off from the Paranormal Activity series. Here's Mark's review of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones...

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty review

Mark Harrison Review Dec 23, 2013

Ben Stiller directs and stars in the long-in-gestation remake, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Here's Mark's review...

Should Disney reboot the Indiana Jones series?

Mark Harrison Feature Dec 17, 2013

Disney's bought the rights to make more Indiana Jones films. Is it time for a reboot?

Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee interview: on making Frozen

Mark Harrison Interview Dec 6, 2013

Mark chats to the co-directors of Disney's Frozen, Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee...

Is franchise cinema mimicking TV storytelling?

Mark Harrison Feature Dec 5, 2013

Cliffhangers and mid-season breaks probably aren't the features of TV fans want the movies to adopt, are they?

Has The Day Of The Doctor paved the way for a Who movie?

Mark Harrison Feature Dec 4, 2013

The success of the special on the big screen could lead to a Doctor Who film. Mark weighs the pros and cons

Clearing up Benedict Cumberbatch’s busy schedule

Mark Harrison Feature Oct 29, 2013

Star Wars? Sherlock? Doctor Who? The Imitation Game? We dig through Benedict Cumberbatch rumours to find out what he's actually up to.

Toy Story Of Terror! spoiler-free review

Mark Harrison Review Oct 18, 2013

Mark takes a spoiler-free look at Pixar's Toy Story Of Terror!, airing on Sky Movies in the UK on the 27th of October...

Sunshine On Leith review

Mark Harrison Review Oct 8, 2013

Dexter Fletcher directs the unapologetically breezy musical Sunshine On Leith. Mark explains why it's the perfect accompaniment to Filth...

Breaking Bad's greatest pre-credits moments

Mark Harrison Feature Oct 4, 2013

Mark tots up Breaking Bad's ten best cold opens, or pre-titles sequences, feat. tidy whities, floating eyeballs, and narcorridos music...

Runner Runner review

Mark Harrison Review Oct 2, 2013

Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck star in the forgettable thriller, Runner Runner. Mark is not impressed...

Prisoners review

Mark Harrison Review Sep 27, 2013

Think you've seen all Prisoners has to offer in its trailers? Think again...

The Newsroom season 2 finale review: Election Night Part 2

Mark Harrison Review Sep 19, 2013

The Newsroom concludes its uneven second season with a happy ending. Here's Mark's review of Election Night Part 2...

The Newsroom season 2 episode 8 review: Election Night Part 1

Mark Harrison Review Sep 10, 2013

The penultimate episode of The Newsroom's second season is fast-paced and surprisingly funny. Can next week's finale match it?

The Newsroom season 2 episode 7 review: Red Team III

Mark Harrison Review Aug 27, 2013

The Newsroom's ongoing season two arc culminates in some damn good television this week. Here's Mark's review of Red Team III